Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chicago Marathon 2010

First off, I want to thank everyone SOOOO much for the inspiration and the encouragement you gave me prior to my very first marathon!  I want to fill everyone in on the long-drawn out-drama that lead up to it...a few minor things happened Saturday and Sunday morning, but I don't have time now. 

I did want to let everyone know that I completed it with a time of 5:20:01.  Not under 5:00 like I hoped, but finished none the less, and I truly enjoyed it!!!  That was what I wanted...I wanted to look back at this momentous occasion and have happy thoughts about something soooo outrageously cool!  Something that in a million years I would never think I could possibly accomplish...and I did! 

I COMPLETED 26.2 MILES WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE!  I CAN CALL MYSELF A TRUE MARATHONER!  I AM SOOOO PROUD OF MYSELF!
We are the tutu girls!  I am on the far left...with a yellow tutu and bright yellow 26.2 visor!

Can't wait to fill you in on all of the details later this week!

26.2 MILES OR BUST!

XOXO,
Stephanie

42 comments:

Runners Fuel said...

Way to go!! Can't waitto read the report!

Jenn said...

Congrats! Looking forward to the race report!

Cynthia said...

Congrats! Great pic! Can't wait to read the full race report!

Jill said...

Congratulations, Marathoner!!!!!

runningwithababyonboard said...

way to go! and you look super cute in your tutu! :)

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

CONGRATS!!!!!

Rae said...

Awesome job! Congrats! Can't wait to hear all the details!

fancy nancy said...

Great job!!! I can't wait to hear...rather read all about it! You look like you are having a blast!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your first marathon! I love the photo of you and the girls. Fantastic! Can't wait to read the full recap!

Angie Bishop said...

You are a rock star!!! Good for you girl :) Have a lovely rest and congratulations!

Harold said...

Great job!!

Christine said...

Congratulations!! What an accomplishment!!! LOVE your outfit!!! Looking forward to reading more about the race :)

LauraElaine said...

Congrats!! I saw you a bunch of times...I was there to cheer on my sister, she finished in 5:27....I also think I saw you (or your fellow yellow girls) at lunch after - I said Hi and that I loved the outfits, but didn't recognize that it was you! Too funny!
congrats again! :)

Joe said...

Congrats, Stephanie! Just wrote my report and searched for others. And I remember seeing your distinctive outfits out there!!

Way to go...this was my 17th marathon and the hottest one...very tough out there.

Congrats!!

The Peek-A-Bootique said...

Congratulations!!! You're so awesome!

racing dawn said...

Congratulations! I had a little marathon envy this weekend with everyone running Chicago! Those yellow tutus are darling! Way to stand out in the crowd!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

nice job marathoner!;-)

Teamarcia said...

Yay congrats to you! I love the pic!

Laura said...

CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to read the report!

Velma said...

YOU DID IT!!!!

misszippy said...

Woohoo! Congrats Stephanie! So happy for you.

Carly said...

Congrats on the big finish! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Becka said...

GREAT JOB!!!! *\o/* *\o/*

April said...

congratulations! Love the tutus!!!

Running Diva Mom said...

Congrats again, Stephanie!!! So nice that you ran with some girly friends. Love your team outfits -- those are awesome!!! Hope you enjoyed the "chicago experience". Doing another?

kph said...

So awesome! Way to go girlie!

kilax said...

Congrats! You are a marathoner and finished with an awesome time! I think I may have seen you in your tutus. I think I saw you pass me around 16 :) I can't wait to read more!

lacesandlattes said...

Hey! I was sent here by SR. Congratulations on the race!!

Lynn said...

Just found your blog! Congrats on Chicago!!!! I just ran my first 1/2 in April, too! I'm running the Las Vegas 1/2 in Dec and then sometime in 2011 I'm hoping to tackle my first marathon! Can't wait to read all about your marathon experience!

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Abby said...

Congratulations! It looks like you had a great time! I ran my fist full this past weekend and have a new appreciation for anyone that runs a marathon!

runningfitmama said...

Hey there! I found you through skinnyrunner! I am so inspired by you! I am putting you on my "Inspirational" list in my blog. That way I can try and keep up with you on my runs! ;)

Staci Dombroski said...

You are awesome! I knew you could do it!!!

Running Diva Mom said...

Stephanie -- Hope you're ok. Miss your posts. I'm worried about ya. Have you been running? :-)

dannie chOOng said...

eerrrr, how come you stop blogging after this post ? was actually looking forward to read your Chicago Marathon race report...

kizzy said...

I COMPLETED 26.2 MILES WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE! I CAN CALL MYSELF A TRUE MARATHONER! I AM SOOOO PROUD OF MYSELF!

great line..Congrats...Keep it up!

"Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks."
- Sir Roger Bannister ~smartwool

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Running Mama said...

WOW! Congrats you are totally inspiring. I can't imagine running that far. I've committed to running a half this year and I'm dying about it. :)

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Nicole Orriƫns said...

Well done! And don't fret about not coming in under five hours! I would have been grateful to have finished at all, so I applaud you!

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Eva said...

congrats!

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